Latrell Neville was unsure what role Alabama would play in was recruitment after Josh Gattis, Alabama’s former wide receiver coach, departed from Tuscaloosa, but a conversation with Nick Saban reassured him of some things.
Neville is a 4-Star wide receiver in the 2021 recruiting class. The Tide offered him in December and his relationship with Gattis made him very excited about the offer and potentially playing under him in Tuscaloosa. When news came out that Gattis was leaving Tuscaloosa, Neville felt his recruitment had gotten shooken up.
“That is crazy, ” Neville told TDA when he heard news of Gattis’ departure. “I do not even know what to say.”
Saban and Karl Scott, Alabama’s defensive back coach, took a trip to Missouri City, Texas, on Thursday to tell Neville that his offer still stands and that his development will be getting look at from Tuscaloosa.
“He let me know that my offer should mean a lot, because they really want me and he thinks I am a phenomenal player at my age and he can not wait to see how I grow in the next two years,” Neville said.
It Is now safe to say that the 6-feet-3-inches 195 pounder still has Alabama as one of his top schools at this point in his recruitment. Neville’s sophomore season was highlighted by his ability to make plays in the open field. He turned many short passes into explosive plays.
The Tide’s 2021 recruiting class is expected to have a couple of wide receivers in it and Neville would be a good fit. Touchdown Alabama Magazine will keep you updated on his recruitment.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith